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Demystifying Online Technology for 2SLGBTQ+ older adults is an in-person program offered by The 519. It runs Wednesdays from 2-4pm from September 7th to 28th 2022, no registration required.
ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. The ABC Internet Matters program consists of a free workbook and downloadable resources to help new internet users learn how to use the internet. The program assists adult and senior Canadians with developing a basic understanding of what the internet is, how to access it, and how to stay safe online.
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
The AARP website is an active news network that provides a series of helpful articles on basic digital literacy and computer tips. In addition to digital literacy resources, AARP also published news stories relevant to older adults from all walks of life including BIPOC and queer communities.
The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) is a specialty community legal clinic that was established to provide a range of legal services to low-income seniors in Ontario. The legal services include advice and representation to individual and group clients, public legal education, law reform and community development activities. ACE serves people 60 years of age and over in the Greater Toronto Area, and may also provide services to seniors outside of Toronto if the case is of significance to the seniors' community. ACE also works with the local community clinics across the province to provide legal services to seniors living in these other locations. They offer both direct legal services and a directory of resources on seniors' rights, fraud prevention, and financial advice among others.
Gluu is a nonprofit educational platform working to provide digital skills learning resources to older Canadians and the people & organizations that support them. They provide cost-free, ad-free digital skills education and learning resources to older adults and seniors' organizations in the form of remote online courses and articles.
The Bits and Bytes Computer Club is a progressive, not-for-profit, group for adults aged 50 years or better who wish to gain a better understanding of computers. Based in Kitchener, Ontario, Bits and Bytes offers both paid and free courses in addition to a monthly speaker series. They have both physical classrooms in the Kitchener Downtown Community Centre and virtual course offerings.
Founded in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, TechServe connects tech-savvy millennial volunteers with older adults who just need a little bit of technical help to improve their everyday lives. TechServe is a Canadian non-profit that provides services to older adults through 1-on-1 tech support sessions, workshops in partnerships with older adults’ associations, and a set of online digital literacy resources.
UpTOSpeed is the for-profit arm of TechServe and they provide tech training and support to seniors. They address users' technology needs by providing instantaneous video and written tutorials, timely telephone and video chat technical support, appointment-based 1 on 1 online lesson, and monthly group online lessons. Users must create an account and pay a fee for services.
Technology for Tomorrow is a Vermont-based non-profit organization that provides education and advocacy to empower individuals and organizations with accessible technology and digital literacy education. Many of their free online courses are geared towards older adults, though they also offer programs for other demographics looking to improve their digital literacy skills.